The Young Performers Initiative is a statewide effort to raise the visibility of the arts, celebrate the creative achievements of Wisconsin’s young people and support the arts in education.

From award-winning high school jazz ensembles to groundbreaking spoken word programs, generations-old music traditions and historic dance companies, the arts belong in Wisconsin.

The arts enrich our communities, engage our schools and enliven our state. Wisconsin’s young performers inspire new traditions, carry on existing ones and expand creative boundaries to shape and sustain a rich future for the arts in our schools and communities.

Young Performers Initiative is a statewide effort to raise the visibility of the arts, celebrate the creative achievements of Wisconsin youth and support the arts in education. Led by Public Broadcasting in Wisconsin, in partnership with Wisconsin School Music Association, this initiative shines a spotlight on Wisconsin’s talented young performers and those who inspire them.